COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Maddy Vesoulis of Toledo and Tanish Gandhi of Powell were crowned Ohio State Homecoming Royalty Saturday ahead of the Buckeye football game against Maryland.

“This is an incredible honor. [I’m] incredibly grateful. My family is all Buckeyes, so I’m just so happy to be here with this incredible group,” Gandhi said.

“It’s very emotional. Really, words cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity,’ Vesoulis added.

The 20 members of the 2021 OSU Homecoming Court were chosen based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Ohio State, according to the OSU Homecoming website. Based on applications submitted by the students and GPA, individual interviews are offered and conducted by Ohio State faculty, staff, and alumni.